South Parade: Healthy Links to Metro Scheme


North Tyneside Council is committed to enabling more people to use active and sustainable forms of travel, which supports its ambition to work towards the borough being carbon net-zero by 2030.

Further to previous engagement last summer (via the Placechangers website), the council, supported by its partner Capita, acquired funding from the Department for Transport’s Transforming Cities Fund to improve sustainable travel links along South Parade, Whitley Bay. The scheme was completed on time by August 2023.

What improvements have been carried out?

The following improvements have been carried out:

  • A new 2-way segregated shared-use cycle and pedestrian route along the east side of South Parade
  • Formalising the parking provision (which remains unrestricted) on the eastern side of the carriageway
  • Side road raised tables to slow down vehicles approaching the give way junctions
  • A new traffic restriction to make South Parade a one-way street, northbound only, on a permanent basis
  • Limited sections of new ‘No Waiting At any time’ restrictions (double yellow lines) in the immediate vicinity of side road junctions

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